“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is uniquely empowered and commissioned to accomplish the necessary preparations for the Lord’s Second Coming.”
“We can gather the Lord’s covenant people.”
“All who repent, believe on Christ, and be baptized are His covenant people.”
The Resurrection confirms the divinity of Jesus Christ and the reality of the Father.
Now is the time to prepare the world for the Second Coming of the Lord. When He comes, oppression and injustice will cease. Poverty and suffering will vanish. Even the pain and sorrow of death will be done away.
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is uniquely empowered and commissioned to accomplish the necessary preparations for the Lord’s Second Coming; indeed, it was restored for that purpose.
"Can you find anywhere else a people who embrace the present era as the prophesied 'dispensation of the fullness of times' in which God has purposed to 'gather together in one all things in Christ'."
So how can Latter-day Saints prepare for Christ's return?
"We can prepare ourselves as a people; we can gather the Lord’s covenant people; and we can help redeem the promise of salvation made to the fathers, our ancestors. All of this must occur in some substantial measure before the Lord comes again."
A new Zion will receive the Lord at His return. Zion is the pure in heart, a people of one heart and one mind, dwelling in righteousness with no poor among them.
The gathering of the Lord's covenant people is an underlying effort in building Zion.
"All who will repent, believe on Christ, and be baptized are His covenant people. The Lord Himself prophesied that before His return, the gospel would be preached in all the world to recover His people, which are of the house of Israel — 'and then shall the end come.'”